anti-theft

adjective

an·​ti-theft
ˌan-tē-ˈtheft,
ˌan-tī- How to pronounce anti-theft (audio)
variants or antitheft
: designed to prevent theft
anti-theft locks
sophisticated antitheft technology

Examples of anti-theft in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Many Hyundais and Kias lacked anti-theft immobilizers, which social media users exploited in how-to videos. Olivia Lloyd, Miami Herald, 10 May 2024 Check out Travelon’s anti-theft messenger bag for peace of mind, especially while weaving through crowded stadiums or venues. Brittany Vanderbill, Travel + Leisure, 7 May 2024 The lawsuit, filed March 11 in a Cook County circuit court and published by local outlet Fox 32, alleges Target's surveillance systems covertly collect things like face and fingerprint scans from customers as part of its anti-theft efforts. Eric Lagatta, USA TODAY, 16 Apr. 2024 Side pockets and an anti-theft back zipper pocket keep essentials easily accessible. L.a. Hubilla, Peoplemag, 10 Apr. 2024 Right now Best Buy has a bunch of really nice deals on Arlo products, but our top pick is a full 50% off on a bundle of three Spotlights, rechargeable batteries, anti-theft mounts and even a yard sign to warn off potential interlopers. PCMAG, 1 Apr. 2024 In September 2023, 17 cities filed lawsuits against Hyundai for failing to install anti-theft technology in millions of vehicles, which also overwhelmed several police precincts in cities including New York, Cleveland, San Diego, Milwaukee, Columbus, and Seattle. Sunny Nagpaul, Fortune, 1 Apr. 2024 Snag this anti-theft bag for a whopping 57 percent off. Brittany Vanderbill, Peoplemag, 25 Mar. 2024 Seventeen cities including, San Diego, Seattle, New York and Columbus, Ohio, also are suing Kia and Hyundai for the lack of anti-theft technology in millions of vehicles. Kunle Falayi, The Arizona Republic, 28 Feb. 2024

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Word History

First Known Use

1876, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of anti-theft was in 1876

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“Anti-theft.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/anti-theft. Accessed 28 May. 2024.

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